Friday 20 January 2017

Gilmore the ghost at FG party

Published 03/10/2010 | 05:00

While the petty bickering between our political parties continues on a superficial level, on the level of realpolitik, cross-party support is at an all-time high in Leinster House.

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Certainly, the three leaders of the main parties are going out of their way to help each other out. Consider it: What is Brian Cowen and Fianna Fail's greatest asset now? Enda Kenny, obviously. And what is Enda Kenny's greatest asset? Brian Cowen, of course. And what are Eamon Gilmore's greatest assets? Enda Kenny and Brian Cowen -- both equally bad, or negative equity as you might call it.

And so all three of them are locked in a bizarre codependant dance of death where the only thing they have going for them is that in a certain light sometimes, if you squint the right way, they look slightly better than the other guy.

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